Configuring your network with DHCP can look difficult but is actually easy if your needs are simple. The server configuration can take a bit more work if your network is more complex and depending on how much you want DHCP to do.
Configuring the server takes some thought and a little bit of work. Luckily, the work involves editing only a single configuration file,
/etc/dhcp3/dhcpd.conf. To start the server at boot time, use the
/etc/dhcp3/dhcpd.conf file contains all the information needed to run
dhcpd. Ubuntu includes a sample
/usr/share/doc/dhcp*/dhcpd.conf.sample. The DHCP server source files also contain a sample
You can think of the